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Vampire Diary

R 2007 1h 29m Horror List
Reviews 33% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Holly (Morven Macbeth), an aspiring documentary filmmaker, immerses herself in London's goth scene, frequenting several clubs filled with vampire-obsessed young people, and hoping to make a film about it. Enter Vicki (Anna Walton), a dark beauty who captures Holly's eye. As their friendship turns sexual, Vicki continues to insist that she is actually a vampire. Initially skeptical, Holly begins to change her mind, especially after a series of suspicious murders seem to involve Vicki. Read More Read Less
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Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid The screenplay is a tad overwritten, but the acting is fine, and die-hard vampire fans will want to check it out. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 28, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Vampire Diary Movie Review! You ever hear the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover"? Well that is exactly what you can expect when watching this. The premise is thus: A young woman who is a filmmaker stumbles upon another woman in a vampire/goth party. Befriended one another, they both fall for each other; paving way to the realization that the young woman is a vampire. The acting in the movie is slightly above average. It's nothing magnificent, but it isn't in any way bad. You won't have a hard time believing these people can't act, though in some scenes, they could have done a slightly better job. The visuals of the movie rely on a handheld camera. And while it does look grainy and alright, it could've been a bit better. I mean, the budget of the movie is estimated to be around £650,000. I believe that's more than enough to afford a better camera. But I digress. The story-line is rich. And it's full of twists and turns (as evident as the final moments of the movie). The character development is odd, but that is the purpose of the movie; to have an odd pair of people confronting the situations that the movie provides. This will be the first movie that will be rated individually by us; due to the fact that we couldn't agree with each other with the particular decision of one vote. It receives an 8 out of 10. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member One line summary: Documentary film maker goes looking for Goths also finds a vampire. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Holly is doing a low-budget documentary about the Goth scene in London, UK, and in particular about faux vampires. She meets Vicki, who claims to be a supernatural being, a 'real' vampire. On that note, is Vicki just another Goth cosplay enthusiast? If so, this looks like a psychological drama, not horror. If not, then how much of reality are we expected to ignore to embrace the film? Someone (who else...) kills Eddie early on. Holly and Vicki record the reactions to his death by substantial exsanguination. Holly and Vicki start their lesbian relationship, which is, not surprisingly, neither believable nor interesting nor titillating. It is, however, out of focus, out of frame, low on contrast, low on color saturation. It is rather emblematic of the film as a whole: dreary and non-engaging. Brad disappears from the Goth scene; some weak indicators point to Vicki. Vicki shows Holly a tape of her killing Brad. Holly helps Vicki with the problem. The discussion of what 'real' vampires are like was boring, over long, and not believable. Holly tries to find a way for Vicki to survive without killing people. Surprise. This fails. Vicki came to Holly already pregnant by a male vampire. The gestation and the police investigation consume the rest of the film. -------Scores------- Cinematography: 0/10 Hand-held badness in the style of Blair Witch. Almost everything that can be done wrong with a video camera was done in this film. The dueling feeds from two different very-low-quality hand-held cameras (Holly's and Vicki's) was amusing for a good 8 or 9 seconds. After that, it was just one more constant nuisance in this train wreck. Sound: 4/10 Mixed bag. Sometimes in sync with visuals, other times not. Horrid incidental music. Acting: 4/10 Not too bad on the face of it. Actors hit their marks and read their lines. Still, nothing is memorable about it because no actors were engaging. This is more about delusional idiots posturing for one another, not about character motivation, or exposition of why certain events happened. Screenplay: 2/10 Twenty minutes of plot stretched out to 89 minutes. This film has the indie look of keeping whatever footage is recorded, then putting it together in post. A lot of the footage (particularly at club scenes and some party scenes) does nothing to advance the narrative and does nothing toward explaining character actions. Skip this one. It's ugly to look at, is short on plot, and has little to redeem it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Perhaps one of the worst movies ever. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member closer to real life than fiction. this one has a amount substance and flare. the screen play is bit over top some what but it works. its an original . Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member not my kinda movie....its lil freaky Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member I was hoping this movie would be like ginger snaps but instead it was kind of sickening. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Holly (Morven Macbeth), an aspiring documentary filmmaker, immerses herself in London's goth scene, frequenting several clubs filled with vampire-obsessed young people, and hoping to make a film about it. Enter Vicki (Anna Walton), a dark beauty who captures Holly's eye. As their friendship turns sexual, Vicki continues to insist that she is actually a vampire. Initially skeptical, Holly begins to change her mind, especially after a series of suspicious murders seem to involve Vicki.
Director
Mark James, Phil O'Shea
Producer
Margaret Matheson, Michael Riley
Screenwriter
Phil O'Shea
Rating
R (Some Drug Material|Bloody Images|Sexuality/Nudity|Language|Strong Violence)
Genre
Horror
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 22, 2012
Runtime
1h 29m
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